IT PAYS TO BE ON TOP OF YOUR GAME!

I had a great time on the breakfast show on BEN TV on wednesday. The show went so well that I was invited to do the Magazine Show which aired live, today, saturday, at 1pm. It started a out little rocky because there was a little resistance from one of the techs to pull my sizzle… [Continue Reading]

TRIBUTE TO MY FRIEND TONY

At the funeral mass for my brother Ogbogu Anthony Okafor, one of his friends read this very touching tribute to him. It was perfect. Please read below:- First please allow me to again offer my deepest condolences on behalf of my family and I at this such a great loss to our community. Tony was a… [Continue Reading]

WONDER MAN

I had a meeting with my PR rep in London yeaterday and expressed my desire for mre speed and more action with regards to booking me on media outlets. He listened and things have sped up drastically. Today, I had an interview on London’s BEN TV, one of the oldest and leading African TV stations in the UK. It… [Continue Reading]

SIT IN IT

It is such an interesting thing, crying that is. I wonder exactly what chemical reaction goes on in the brain to cause us to cry. Sometimes you know when it’s coming, sometimes you don’t. It could be triggered by a word or collection of words, a scent, a song, a scene in a film, sometimes… [Continue Reading]

21 GUN SALUTE FOR MY LITTLE SOLDIER!!!

I would like to thank everyone that came out to help us sen off our brother, Ogbogu Anthony Okafor. We had such a great turnout for both the wake keeping on thursday and the funeral on thursday. You all showed how much you loved Ogbogu by turning out in such numbers. The priest that said… [Continue Reading]

BACK DA F*#K UP!

Several people have opinions regarding blogging. Many people feel that baring oneself is dangerous. Many of them feel that me writing such a blog is sharing too much. They say that I should not share such private information. There truly are several schools of thought regarding sharing experiences, thoughts and feelings with potentially millions of people. I… [Continue Reading]

RUNNING….RUNNING….RUNNING

Today was a riduculously hectic day and there’s not much to write. We were running around so much making last minute decisions. Decisions.. decisions..decisions. T- shirts or no T-shirts, what kind of food to serve, what kinds of music etc. Ogbogu’s wife is Tanzanian, so we will have both Nigerian and Tanzanian food served at the funeral…. [Continue Reading]

ADIEU OGBOGU….

Over the past few days, we’ve been gathering pictures of Ogbogu for the funeral. I was hoping to locate a video of him in order to make a requiem video. I knew that it will be difficult to edit this video, but I couldn’t trust anyone else to do a good job with editing this video. This video… [Continue Reading]

WORDS ON A PAGE, UNFILTERED

I just read my post from wednesday, the 11th of May and realized how angry it sounded. I guess that going through such a range of emotions is part of the process of grieving. I have felt sadness, hurt, pain, lost, intense anger and so much more. Usually I would consore my self, but there will be no… [Continue Reading]

STILL IN LONDON, STILL HUSTLING!!

No matter what happens, come what may, we have to keep hustling. We have to keep moving forward. It has now been exactly 3 weeks since I left New York for London. As you’ve been reading on my blog, it’s been a rough ride. In these weeks that have gone by, i have learned a… [Continue Reading]

MY MIND IS PLAYING TRICKS ON ME

I have to say that things have been much better lately. There has not been a lot of crying. Even while praying, there is not a lot of crying. My  parents are doing  better as well. We all still feel the sadness and our hearts are heavy because of the loss of Ogbogu Okafor. I… [Continue Reading]

ENGLAND, THE NEW THIRD WORLD COUNTRY

While dealing with most of the workers here in London, if I were to close my eyes, I would think that I were in Nigeria. There is absolutely no difference. Well, there is, England is run by white people and Nigeria is run by black people. Both countries and people share the same disdain for… [Continue Reading]

OPERATION WORLD DOMINATION IS IN EFFECT!!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, a model’s work is never done. Even though I’m here in London because I lost my brother, Ogbogu, I have been able to clear my head, focus and get some PR work done. I made some phone calls and was able set up meetings with PR reps and agents… [Continue Reading]

CAN’T STOP THE GRIND!!

In the midst of the pain and grief, there is laughter and a lot of support. So many of Maduka and Ogbogu’s friends come over and hang out. So much support. They have so many stories to tell. They talk a lot about Nigerian politics, ideas for business opportunities and the general state of affairs in Nigeria. We… [Continue Reading]

WAKE UP, IT’S TIME TO GO HOME

Today or should I say yesterday was an emotional roller coaster. It’s 2am as I’m writing this now in London and I’ve had a few drinks and I’m going to let my fingers flow on this blog post. Not that I haven’t let my fingers flow on others, but on this one, I’m extra loose. I… [Continue Reading]

THANK GOD FOR SMALL VICTORIES!

Yesterday was a mixed bag. We finally found a pathologist that was willing to perform the second autopsy!! Its crazy that we had to leave England to find a forensic pathologist willing to perform an independent autopsy. There are only 60 forensic pathologists in all of England. It’s like a damn cult. They all pretty much… [Continue Reading]

THE ANIMAL WITHIN

The weekend is over. That means that its time for me to get back on the phone with the lawyer and the coroner’s office. We need to keep them on track, so they do not screw anything up with the second opinion for Ogbogu. I started to feel tired of this whole cat-and-mouse process with the police/coroner’s… [Continue Reading]

BE STRONG; DON’T CRY…I DON’T THINK SO!!

 Yesterday started out not being as eventful as Wednesday. I didn’t spend as much time on the phone. We had an early meeting with the lawyer working with us on gathering information required to start a second autopsy. We went over the preliminary autopsy report in addition to a document which we, the members of… [Continue Reading]

DO NOT DISTURB…WHILE I SIP MY TEA

Finally, yesterday, I was able to go to the gym and workout for 2 hours. I did everything. I ran, lifted, did several sets of abs and stretched. Wait…Wait…Wait….!! Before I can tell you about my workout, I have to tell you all about the lovely day that I had with a phone attached to… [Continue Reading]

YOU DIE….YOU PAY!!

The business of dying is the most grand hustle known to man. The whole system resembles one massive grim reaper waiting for you to die. And when you do die, its not enough that you are dead, they want the entire contents of your wallet, in addition to the contents of all of your family and friend’s wallets. Damn!!… [Continue Reading]

YOU CAN’T GET ME…AT LEAST NOT TODAY

My younger brother, Maduka and I did so much running around today in preparation for my brother’s funeral. I didn’t realize how much work goes into planning a funeral. Due to the fact that most of us only see the final day of the process, its hard to imagine all the hard work that goes on behind… [Continue Reading]

Working out through my grief

Yesterday was the first day that I was able to workout since I got to London on thursday, the 28th of April.  On easter sunday, exactly a week ago I lost my youngest brother, Ogbogu Anthony Okafor. Ogbogu died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism. He was 29. Ogbogu was deeply loved by all that he… [Continue Reading]

A GREAT ARTICLE ON NGO OKAFOR ON GISTMASTER.COM, A HUGE NIGERIAN NEWS SITE

THE AMAZING STORY OF US BASED NIGERIAN STAR, NGO OKAFOR:THE MODEL, BOXER AND ACTOR Ngo Okafor has his eyes on the top. With fame and fortune rolling his way, the  University of Connecticut,USA graduate of Computer Science is fashionable just as he is humble, connecting his world with a win win attitude. If you think… [Continue Reading]

Welcome to Ngo’s world

  He has been called one of the best boxers of his generation, a powerful yet graceful presence in the ring and one of the quickest studies the fight world has ever seen.  Within three years of beginning his career in 2005, Ngoli Onyeka Okafor, became a two-time heavyweight champion, winning back-to-back Golden Gloves, amateur boxing’s… [Continue Reading]